Sewing group donate knitted hats for newborn babies

Bonnie Henton with baby Fergus Henton, Tracy ONeil from Galatia, Lucy Picksley Acis Community Engagement Coordinator and Matron for Inpatients Maternity Julie Bulteel.
Bonnie Henton with baby Fergus Henton, Tracy ONeil from Galatia, Lucy Picksley Acis Community Engagement Coordinator and Matron for Inpatients Maternity Julie Bulteel.
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A Gainsborough sewing group has knitted dozens of hats ready for newborn babies.

The Sew Social club which meets regularly at the Acis-owned Gainsborough Uphill Community Centre, has knitted and donated 65 hats to the Nettleham Ward at Lincoln County Hospital.

Lucy Picksley, Acis’ Community Engagement Coordinator who is also a member of Sew Social, presented the hats to Matron for Inpatients Maternity Julie Bulteel.

Julie said: “Hats like these are really helpful as babies lose a lot of heat from their head.

“The knitted hats will help keep the babies warm and at a reasonable temperature.

“We really appreciate the donation and want to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Sew Social for their help.”

Lucy added: “We are a new group that was only set up in March but we are always keen to give something back to the community.

“We felt that giving the knitted hats to Lincoln hospital could be an ideal starting project for our group because beginner knitters were able to join in too.

“We are now trying to decide what to do next, we’d like to make some trauma teddies and we would like to encourage anyone if they’d like to get involved.

“We would also appreciate a simply donation of some wool or material.”

Sew social is an informal group for people to come along and share their skills amongst likeminded people.

The group is very much around skills swapping and sharing and they meet once a month and share what they have done in that month and give each other a bit of support and encouragement.

To find out more about the Sew Social group call Lucy Picksley on 01427 675806 or email lucy.picksley@acisgroup.co.uk.

For more information about Acis, visit www.acisgroup.co.uk.